Best Things To Do & Days Out In Tyne and Wear

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 333 fun things to do in Tyne and Wear for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Sunderland, Gateshead and Blaydon. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 222 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Tyne and Wear day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Tyne and Wear with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Hunt Fun Appleby in Westmorland

  • Appleby-in-Westmorland
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Grab your binoculars, get the gang together and join the hunt on the Hunt Fun Appleby in Westmorland trail. It’s the best way to see the sights. You...

The Bike Place in Kielder

  • Kielder
  • Outdoor
  • Cycling

The Bike Place in Kielder is an excellent place to visit if you want to go biking through the wilderness with family and friends. There are a variety...

Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bedale
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

For an authentic, hands-on farming experience visit Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm. Get the chance to hold and feed animals such as chinchillas, goats...

Kielder Observatory

  • Kielder
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Do you ever stare up at the stars at night and wish you knew more about the depths of space. Go investigate at the Kielder Observatory gives anyone t...

Grace Darling Museum

  • Bamburgh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Grace Darling Museum is a fascinating tribute to an extraordinary lady, particularly in an age when ladies were neither expected nor encouraged t...

Hunt Fun Kirkby Stephen

  • Kirkby Stephen
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The Hunt Fun Kirkby Stephen trail will lead you all over town, to local landmarks and down every intriguing nook and cranny. It’s basically exploring...

Bamburgh Castle5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bamburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Bamburgh Castle is filled with hundreds of years’ worth of dark tales, rebellion, myths, millionaire benefactors and more. There’s even evidence that...

Bamburgh Beach

  • Seahouses
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Bamburgh Beach The sandy beach, sheltered by dunes, stretches for miles and dominating the skyline is the majestic outline of Bamburgh Castle. This i...

Kielder Water and Forest Park

  • Kielder
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Get in touch with your wild side at England’s largest forest - Kielder Water and Forest Park! You’ll have the chance to explore 5 walking and 7 cycli...

Bolton Castle

  • Leyburn
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Bolton Castle is superb medieval fortress with a packed programme of daily events and activities indoors and out, great for a family day trip! Family...

Museum of Victorian Science

  • Whitby
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Victorian Science offers an experience that started with a guide around the jam packed shelves, with demonstrations of some of the more int...

Longstone Lighthouse Visitor Centre

  • Bamburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Sail out to this fascinating and isolated Longstone Lighthouse in the alluring Farne Islands. The Longstone Lighthouse was made famous by Lighthouse...

Stainmore Railway Company Ltd

  • Kirkby Stephen
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Stainmore Railway Company Ltd has loads of different locomotives to check out, including one from the National Railway Museum Collection. There is a...

Talkin Tarn Country Park

  • Brampton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Talkin Tarn Country Park is a whopping 165 acre site rich in fairytale like mature woodland and gentle meadows, all surrounding a glacial lake (the t...

Sandsend Beach

  • Whitby
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a picturesque beach for your next day out, then Sandsend beach is definitely the one you’re after. The best thing about Sandsen...

Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Wildlife Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bedale
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Wildlife Park is a mix of meerkats, falcons and the finest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country! Situate...

Lazonby Swimming Pool

  • Penrith
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Lazonby Swimming Pool is a life saver in the hot: a 17m by 6m outdoor pool heated to a comfortable 26 degrees, it's ideal for both a family splash ab...

The Forbidden Corner5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Coverham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

‘The Strangest Place in the World’ is calling for recruits! Conceived by landowner, C.R.Armstrong, The Forbidden Corner was originally a private foll...

Falconry UK5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Thirsk
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Falconry UK is set in a beautiful country garden and gives you a great chance to experience the excitement and thrills of falconry. If you have ever...

Aysgarth Falls

  • Leyburn
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • National Parks

Aysgarth Falls hosts a Green Tourism Awarded visitor centre from which you can begin your adventure with expert guidance and directions. The centre i...

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